E-Commerce major Flipkart said it would create over 70,000 new jobs and employ many more as delivery partners in coming days in India.
The E-Commerce firms received a big boost from the COVID-19 pandemic as more Indians used their smartphones to shop for groceries and other items.
Flipkart, Amazon.com Indian unit and Reliance Industries Ltd’s are vying for a share of the booming online retail market.
Flipkart’s “Big Billion Days”, styled on the lines of Amazon’s Prime Day, rakes in its biggest sales for the year. The four or five-day long sale usually starts around October to tap the country’s festive season, which ends with Diwali.
The company said it would also sign up more than 50,000 kiranas, or small grocery stores, for last-mile delivery.
While creating direct job opportunities across Flipkart’s supply chain, that include delivery executives, pickers, packers and sorters, there will also be additional indirect jobs created at Flipkart’s seller partner locations.